Achill Island Sea Salt was founded by the O’ Malley Family in 2013, an idea inspired by the long forgotten tradition of salt production on Achill Island.
In the time-honoured style, we began producing sea salt in our family kitchen. Growing demand however, saw us move to a new facility on the Island in September 2016.
Achill Island Sea Salt is hand harvested from the Wild Atlantic waters which surrounds the Island. The fresh water that runs off the island’s mountains, together with the wild Atlantic waters combine to create this pure and natural, award winning sea salt.
Achill Island sea Salt Visitors Centre
We now offer factory tours, recommended for anyone interested in salt’s place in our history, culture and food and how we harvest our award-winning sea salt from our tide to your table.
- Taste our sea salt
- Watch a demonstration of crystallisation
- View the behind-the-scenes factory tour of hand-harvesting process
Our Visitor’s Centre also has a gift shop with:
- Pure and Smoked Sea Salt
- Achill Island Salt pottery pigs and pinch pots
- Products that use our sea salt in their ingredients
Factory tours are available every Friday and selected Saturdays all year round, starting at 11.30am. Advance booking is required. Cost is €7 per person (including a sample of sea salt). Tours can also be arranged for groups of six or more, please contact us to discuss.